The Folly is a unique, luxury one-bedroom hideaway set in two and a half acres of landscaped gardens, the main house being ‘Forest Gate’ – a gate house for the spectacular Mamhead Park in Devon.

Nestled within the rolling countryside woodlands to the west of Exeter, the terrace and veranda have sumptuous views overlooking Brickhouse vineyard and onwards to the sea at Dawlish Warren. The terraced gardens are perfect for photographs capturing those special moments with the flora and fauna of the forest providing a picturesque back drop.

A perfect romantic hideaway for two…

A honeymoon retreat, elopement or somewhere where you can just ‘crash’ – the ambiance is one of relaxation and romance. A stone’s throw from a beautiful wedding venue, ‘The Brickhouse Vineyard’, it’s also perfect for singles holidays and your canine pals in a safe, beautiful and tranquil location.

The tiny 17 century fishing harbor of Cockwood is just down the road, where you can relax in one of it’s two pubs. Within half an hour is a rich choice of Southern Devon beaches and estuaries to explore, Dartmoor or the historic market town of Exeter.

The Folly has been completely refurbished under new ownership consisting of a double bedroom, bathroom, open plan diner/living area including tea and coffee making facilities microwave and fridge. Whist you can prepare snacks with the facilities for more substantial cuisine there is a private chefs service for breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea all created in the main house from locally sourced fresh ingredients which must be booked in advance. A sample menu can be provided to suite your tastes and budget, give me a call to discuss your requirements for your special occasion.

Fluffy white dressing gowns, towels and bed linen are provided for your stay along with a selection of teas and coffee. The owner is a Master Patisserie Chef so enjoy the home baked cakes and cookies on arrival and a complimentary breakfast hamper filled with a choice of cereals, bread for toasting, butter conserves and fruit.

The Folly is Dog Friendly and welcomes your well behaved four legged friend by prior arrangement.

We offer a warm welcome to the Folly in Devon and aim to make your stay a memorable one.

Carol x

Hello from Carol,

In September 2019, my children having grown up, I relocated Wedding Events Angel to the beautiful Devon countryside and renovated The Folly. It is a boutique retreat set in the grounds of the Mamhead estate gate house, Forrest Gate, available for couples, honeymooners and singles too – a tranquil setting with views to the sea. I cater for guests at the Folly and specialise in small outside events and of course, wedding cakes. I am excited to be working alongside the stunning wedding venue, The Brickhouse Vineyard just down the road from The Folly.

My passion for cooking and baking began as far back as I can remember! I trained professionally as a chef followed by 3 years at the London bakery school mastering in sugar craft and patisserie. Now, with over 40 years of cooking, baking and wedding cake design experience, I enjoy combining my passion for delicious food with my artistic flair to make your event or stay with us at The Folly simply delicious. I will happily, cater for vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diets.

I Look Forward to Meeting you

Carol x


One-night stay is £150

Two-night stay or more – £125 per night

We allow dogs by prior arrangement there is a charge of £20.

Click here for our T&C’s

We can provide the following by prior order for an additional charge:

Breakfast – cooked or luxury continental £10 per person

Afternoon tea/high tea – £15 per person (Click here to Download our Afternoon Tea Menu)

3 course meal – from £45 per person (Click here to Download our Dinner Menu)

Luxury picnic hamper from £25

We can also arrange for a special occasion surprise or just a treat!

Any of the following: chocolate, fresh flowers, wine prosecco or champagne. Please ask for prices and details.

Contact details:

+44 7938 949100

Mamhead Devon EX6 8HP


Tea and coffee making facilities




Complementary Cake and cookies on arrival

Complimentary breakfast basket (includes bread cereals fruit and milk butter conserves first night of arrival)

TV and Sky

Large shower (no bath)

Dressing gowns



Ironing board and iron

Private gated veranda

Off street parking

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